The Creative Thought Process - Part One | Event Experts One of the big parts of being an Event Designer is the creation of an event. By this I mean the ability to take what your client says to you and translate that into something amazing, dazzling, inspiring and ultimately something that represents what your client had in mind. I say that with tongue in cheek as most of our clients don’t actually know what they want and that is where you come in. So, as the designer how do you take your client’s mumblings and musings and turn them into a spectacular event. I have personally used two different software programs for this process and the first is Inspiration and the second is Mindjet. For the purposes of this exercise I have decided to use Mindjet as my brainstorming tool and given myself the task of coming up with a theme for the launch of a new perfume.
thinking skills There is no logic in connecting an office copier with 'nose'. That is to say, there is no 'logic' in our normal undertanding of logic. This understanding is based on passive surface information systems. There is, however, the logic of active surface information systems, and that is the logic of a patterning system. In such a system, the putting together of 'copier' with the random input 'nose' is perfectly logical. At the same time, the juxtaposition is a logic of action. JUXTAPOSITIONAs many readers will know, the random juxtaposition is one of the many tools of lateral thinking. • What has smell to do with a copier? Smell is a sensation. • What could smell be used for? When copiers run out of paper or toner, there is usually a light signal - perhaps a red light. SMELL SIGNALWhat about a 'smell signal'? There could be different smells for different things. MOVEMENTThe above example illustrates the process of 'movement', which can be practised until a skill is built up in this operation.
Climate for creativity and Innovation The Climate for Creativity and Innovation Imagine the industrial organisation is represented by a tree. The branch network could mirror the hierarchy of an organisation with People becoming the leaves. Let's imagine that the roots of the tree represent the culture of the organisation. They go deep. They hold everything in place. The second factor that affects the 'well being or life of our organisational tree is the climate. Climate represents the behaviour, attitudes and feelings of the organisation which in turn affect its operational processes (or life) in terms of communications, problem solving, decision making and how it learns. The dimensions can be grouped into three areas of Resources, Motivation, and Exploration as follows: Resources: Idea Time; Idea Support; Challenge and Involvement Personal Motivation: Trust and Openness: Playfulness and Humor; Absence of Interpersonal Conflicts Exploration: Risk-taking; Debates About the Issues; Freedom Ekvall's Studies in 70's & 80's
How Creativity Connects with Immorality In the mid 1990’s, Apple Computers was a dying company. Microsoft’s Windows operating system was overwhelmingly favored by consumers, and Apple’s attempts to win back market share by improving the Macintosh operating system were unsuccessful. After several years of debilitating financial losses, the company chose to purchase a fledgling software company called NeXT. However, despite the widespread positive image of Jobs as a creative genius, he also has a dark reputation for encouraging censorship,“ losing sight of honesty and integrity”, belittling employees, and engaging in other morally questionable actions. In a recent paper published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, researchers at Harvard and Duke Universities demonstrate that creativity can lead people to behave unethically. In one study, the authors administered a survey to employees at an advertising agency. These studies demonstrate that there is indeed a dark side to creativity.
Thinking like a genius: overview Thinking and recall series Problem solving: creative solutions "Even if you're not a genius, you can use the same strategies as Aristotle and Einstein to harness the power of your creative mind and better manage your future." The following strategies encourage you to think productively, rather than reproductively, in order to arrive at solutions to problems. "These strategies are common to the thinking styles of creative geniuses in science, art, and industry throughout history." Nine approaches to creative problem solving: Rethink! Exercise #2 illustrates how famous thinkers used these approaches. Exercise #1: illustrates applications of the nine approaches. Text of exercise:Nine approaches to creative problem solving: Rethink! Thinking and recall series
Making Good Lessons Great: Incorporating Multiple Iintelligences and Creative Thinking into Everyday Lesson Plans « clearings by Betty K. Wood and Andrew L. Hunt, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Sarah C. Wood-Jenkins, Ball State University I didn’t find anything very revolutionary here except this quote which I shall bear in mind (lay-out is mine): ‘One model for teaching the skill of creative thinking involves: fluency flexibility originalityelaboration‘ “The following linear representation of a problem-solving thought process, developed by Puccio, Murdock, and Mance (2005), provides an excellent example of how characteristics and behaviors of Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking operate.” Source: Like this: Like Loading...
Creative thinking with creative geniuses like you! Paper Art by Yulia Brodskaya Yulia Brodskaya est une artiste russe vivant en Angleterre. Cette talentueuse créatrice nous propose de découvrir des compositions typographiques faîtes de papier. Très détaillées, ses oeuvres ont fait d’elle une artiste aujourd’hui prisée par de nombreux annonceurs à travers le monde. A Little Weird? Prone to Depression? Blame Your Creative Brain Whenever you want to do something extraordinary, risky, or scary in your life (something that you know in your heart that you need to do, but it would really be more convenient to ignore it and just not do it), it’s essential to surround yourself with inspiring, encouraging, like-minded people. If they’re leaders in their own right who to a certain degree have done what you long to do, even better. I first met Gwyneth Leech last summer at my nephew’s first birthday party in Brooklyn (she’s my sister’s husband’s cousin). We were chatting idly until the moment she mentioned that she, a lifelong artist, had “accidentally” started creating art on used coffee cups, drawing to pass time in PTA meetings. I grabbed my notebook and pen and turned our chat into an interview (I know, this isn’t normal birthday party behavior, I do this frequently so you might not want to invite me to yours). “Gwyneth says you have to read this,” Martha told me. 1) “We cannot afford to waste human gifts. Dr.
Laddering From Mycoted Switching to and fro between different levels of abstraction to create ideas is often known as Laddering or the "Why Method." The sequence below is a ‘ladder’ of concepts in which the items lower down are all members or sub-sets of the ones higher up so that you move between the abstract and the concrete: Define the existing idea to start from: ‘This cup in my hand’. Ladder up: What wider categories could it is an example of? One possible distinction might be a technical vs. human one: reduce waste is technical; pay employees more and improve management are human.
Transdisciplinarité Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La transdisciplinarité est une posture scientifique et intellectuelle. Elle a pour objectif la compréhension de la complexité du monde moderne et du présent. Éclairage du concept[modifier | modifier le code] La transdisciplinarité est définie par Basarab Nicolescu par trois postulats méthodologiques : l'existence de niveaux de réalité et de perception, la logique du tiers inclus et la complexité. La transdisciplinarité se distingue ainsi de la pluridisciplinarité et l’interdisciplinarité en ce sens qu’elle déborde les disciplines d’une part, mais surtout d’autre part que sa finalité ne reste pas inscrite dans la recherche disciplinaire proprement dite. Ainsi, comme l’indique son préfixe « trans », la transdisciplinarité est la posture scientifique et intellectuelle qui se situe à la fois entre, à travers et au-delà de toute discipline. Sciences humaines[modifier | modifier le code] Notes et références[modifier | modifier le code]
Mad Genius, Eccentric Behavior & Creative Process Kristi Tencarre : Mad Genius Eccentric Creative Beings By Kristi Tencarre What is madness, except for non-conformity to the norm? Majority makes up the norm, therefore their definition of madness becomes the marker signaling the labeled to watch out for and stay away from. Madness has been officially defined as mentally unstable. One characteristic of success in any creative endeavor is to not conform to the norms, mores and expectations of society. Eccentric is a positive term used to describe creative madness, which can also be called creative genius. To be creative one must have a smidgen of rebellion in the soul. What would people say if you quit your job to stay at home and get creative? So what if people label us as "mad" because we are pursuing our heart's desire. © 2006 Kristi Tencarre Kristi Tencarre is a long-time and valued contributor to Creativity Portal, sharing her creative perspective and photo writing prompts with its readers.